Volvo Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
On this date--November 23 2008 at 10:37 AM (18 minutes and 19 seconds later) i received the following answer.
I am sorry you are having problems getting thing lined up.
It is not necessary to pay every time.
I can stop helping out at any time.
Just stop responding.
I have no control of any money.
Here is a link to the help section.
If your engine runs it can not be off very far.
Has this engine ever had the cam gears removed?
This could make the marks useless if they were not lined up when instaled.
Do not worry about any cylinders being at TDC.
You just want the crank and cam marks to line up at the same time.
The marks you are trying to line up are the same ones that wil up if you used all the Volvo tools locking the engine in place.
Where are the cam marks when the crank pulley is aligned with the oil pump?
The cam sensor is located on the opposite side of the engine.
If you did not disturb this I doubt it is a problem.
This started right after a belt replacement for maintenance. Not from breaking.
The cam gears were not loosened.
The engine runs, not great, but runs.
This points to being off one tooth.
It can be difficult to tell. Sometimes the marks will want to line up with the gear between teeth. You then have to use your best judgment to determine which way to go. If this was the case with your engine, you may want to adjust it the opposite way.
I did not see any pictures.
I know how frustrating things like this can be.
It is best to take a step back and take a deep breath.
I would give one more try. If still having problems I would take it in just to relive the stress.
I do not get this pleasure. I am stuck with something like this until I get it fixed.
I am glad you got it running good.
You may want to check the plugs, make sure they are clean.